The Studio Approach
Learning is a social process and individuals learn from their environments. At The Magnet School, the idea is taken forward with emphasis on learning in STUDIO space-time constructs rather ‘than in Space and Time’ through lesson plans. The Space-Time construct enables connections across themes rather than across subjects put into boxes and categories. The Studio model is the process of creating a safe environment in the community by connecting people to nature, and culture by building interrelationships between people, nature and culture. The Studio approach focuses on using the local community and environment as starting point to teach and learn concepts in Science, Mathematics, Language, Arts, Social studies, and other applied subjects entwined in themes across the curriculum.
Thematic learning across disciplines based on concepts rather than structured lesson plans empowers children to think out of the box and about the world in varied practical perspectives. This provides an avenue to apply their learning in everyday life to include science, mathematics, language development, arts and social studies as one entity rather than different disciplines boxed into categories. The Studio model utilizes an approach called ‘Spiral learning’ to engage your child’s mind and heart at The Magnet school.
Education is a continuous reconstruction of experience with emphasis on the social life of the child rather than individual subjects. The emphasis on hands on, real world learning experiences via the medium of ‘The Studio Approach’ increases academic achievement, synergy, builds stronger interrelationships in the community, leadership and heightened commitment to service and contributing citizenship. As a result of the synergy created, students and teachers are both involved in solving real world problems, teaching and learning as knowledge creators instead of being consumers.
The Magnet School follows Cambridge IGCSE and ICSE syllabi. Admissions are open for Grades I – IV.